Due to COVID 19, we are down from seven games to three at the time of writing and hopefully, all will go ahead.
Week Results: 4-0. Finally picked a perfect week and with a couple of upsets thrown in for good measure.
Closest Pick: Mississippi State 20, Vandy 14. Actual was Mississippi State 24, Vandy 17. This one was always going to be a low scoring affair and I just went a touch low on the prediction.
Season Results: 27-13
Vandy @ Kentucky – The 2-4 Wildcats aren’t getting enough out of an offense that is last in the SEC in passing offense, total offense, and first downs. No one expects the Wildcats – with their ball-control offense and reliance on the ground game – to be a thrill a minute with the ball, but the QB play has to be better in order to stretch defenses and stop them loading the box. Vanderbilt has a defense capable of nullifying the Wildcats’ strengths, but the Vandy offense isn’t scoring enough points. Their passing game is heating up – Ken Seals when for 319 yards and 336 yards against the two Mississippi schools – but there is no end product to drives. That will be their issue here. Kentucky 31, Vandy 14.
Arkansas @ (6) Florida – Can we all take a minute to appreciate what Kyle Trask is doing down in Gainesville with his best 2019 Joe Burrow impersonation still going strong through five games. He averages 369 yards per game, has 22 touchdowns to three interceptions, and is the only QB in SEC history – including Burrow – to toss four touchdown passes in five straight games. Dominant. Arkansas is a turnover focused team. They are +8 on the year and +9 in their three wins with 13 total takeaways in those contests. The Hogs also have a QB in Feliepe Franks with a giant bone to pick with the Gators. This is your classic trap game after Florida got by Georgia a week ago, but they will do enough to come out on top. Florida 43, Arkansas 24.
South Carolina @ Ole Miss – A couple of 2-4 teams with different strengths meet in Oxford. Ole Miss wants to make every game a shootout – they have yet to be held to less than 442 yards of total offense all season – and it is an attack that can hurt you through the air or on the ground. South Carolina has an offense that has only worked on occasion, but they play a Rebels’ defense that is 100 yards per game worse than anyone in the conference other than LSU. If the Gamecocks’ attack is to get going this season then it has to be here. Ole Miss 45, South Carolina 27.